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REDACT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does redact mean? 

REDACT (noun)
  The noun REDACT has 1 sense:

1. someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication

  Familiarity information: REDACT used as a noun is very rare.


REDACT (verb)
  The verb REDACT has 2 senses:

1. formulate in a particular style or language
2. prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting

  Familiarity information: REDACT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


REDACT (noun)


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Meaning:

Someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

redact; redactor; reviser; rewrite man; rewriter

Hypernyms ("redact" is a kind of...):

editor; editor in chief (a person responsible for the editorial aspects of publication; the person who determines the final content of a text (especially of a newspaper or magazine))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "redact"):

abbreviator; abridger (one who shortens or abridges or condenses a written work)


REDACT (verb)


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Meaning:

Formulate in a particular style or language

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

couch; redact; put; frame; cast

Context examples:

I wouldn't put it that way / She cast her request in very polite language

Hypernyms (to "redact" is one way to...):

articulate; formulate; give voice; phrase; word (put into words or an expression)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2redact [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

edit; redact

Context examples:

Edit a book on lexical semantics / she edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the most personal passages

Hypernyms (to "redact" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "redact"):

alter; falsify; interpolate (insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby)

cut up; hack (significantly cut up a manuscript)

black out (suppress by censorship as for political reasons)

blank out (cut out, as for political reasons)

copyedit; copyread; subedit (edit and correct (written or printed material))

bracket; bracket out (place into brackets)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They won't redact the story


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